UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal is very eager to step in the squared circle for a cross-sport boxing match with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Both of the popular fighters were in action on Saturday night.
Headlining at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Canelo knocked out Sergey Kovalev in the eleventh round to capture the WBO light heavyweight title, while Masvidal stopped Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
There were a lot of controversies that night – because the Canelo-Kovalev main event was delayed until the conclusion of Masvidal’s fight with Diaz.
The decision by Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN, to delay Canelo-Kovalev, created a very long gap of time between the main event and the co-feature. What did they do to entertain the live audience at MGM? They showcased Masvidal-Diaz on the big screens inside the area.
Masvidal believes the entire crazy situation has created the perfect scenario to generate interest in a fight with Canelo.
“I can box and I want to break Canelo’s face. I can box, move, work different angles, and I feel like fighting him. Maybe it’s a sign that I fought today and he did too, but I want to have the opportunity to get in the ring with him,” said Masvidal.
Back in August of 2017, one of the biggest pay-per-view blockbusters took place when Floyd Mayweather came out of retirement to take part in a cross-sport boxing match with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.
The contest generated incredible hype and had over 4 million pay-per-view purchases. Mayweather would break down McGregor and stop him in the tenth round, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.